Education

Youngsters ‘want higher recommendation for A-level decisions’

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Youngsters obtain their GCSE outcomes – however selections over the subsequent few weeks are simply as essential Over half of this 12 months’s college candidates picked their sixth type topics with out contemplating their future prospects, suggests a ballot. And nearly one in 5 of over 1,000 UK 18- and 19-year-olds polled for Which? stated completely different topics might need been higher for his or

GCSEs 2016

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption The outcomes of this 12 months’s GCSE exams are launched on Thursday Pupils in England, Wales and Northern Eire obtain their GCSE outcomes on Thursday – simply over two weeks after youngsters in Scotland obtained the outcomes of their equal National 4s and 5s. What number of GCSEs have college students in England taken this 12 months? The regulator Ofqual says the overall entry

Mum or dad code

Picture copyright Thinkstock There’s something about examination outcomes that brings out an irresistible want for fogeys to provide recommendation to their teenage kids. They can not cease themselves sharing their knowledge in these anxious moments. Nevertheless it’s delivered in code, a dad or mum code, the place you by no means say what you are pondering. Here is what mother and father actually imply. 1. “You tried your hardest, that

GCSE outcomes set to be revealed

Picture caption The outcomes of GCSEs taken this summer season are being revealed A whole bunch of hundreds of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Eire are discovering out their GCSE outcomes. There have been forecasts that this yr’s outcomes is likely to be affected by a excessive variety of pupils re-taking exams. Authorities plans in England to encourage extra pupils to get GCSEs in maths and English required re-sits

Newry college college students disqualified from A-level examination

Picture copyright Google Picture caption It’s understood the pupils sat an A-level Sociology examination at Our Girl’s Grammar College in Newry A lot of pupils at a County Down college have had their grades cancelled after being disqualified from an A-level examination. Some 15 college students at Our Girl’s Grammar College, in Newry, are affected, the BBC understands. It’s understood the pupils sat an A-level Sociology examination. It’s believed that

Ofsted boss in Isle of Wight row quits

Picture copyright AET handout Picture caption David Hoare induced controversy together with his feedback in regards to the Isle of Wight The chairman of the Ofsted training watchdog David Hoare has introduced his resignation. Earlier this month, Mr Hoare apologised after calling the Isle of Wight a “ghetto” the place there had been “inbreeding”. On Tuesday, Ofsted issued a press release saying he was resigning with rapid impact. Isle of

The brand new Sats

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Main faculty pupils sit nationwide exams aged seven and 11 The outcomes of a brand new set of obligatory nationwide exams for youngsters within the last yr of major faculty in England are being revealed. However how are they completely different from the previous exams? Why do we have now new nationwide exams? The exams sat by major faculty kids this yr are new as

Free lunch?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption For some sixth formers, pleasure at A degree outcomes can quickly be adopted by considerations over prices The outcomes are in and you have got a spot at college. However what in case your pockets’s empty and the Financial institution of Mum and Dad has run dry? It’s nonetheless potential to get funding via a scholarship or an award, particularly if you happen to’re

Ladies on prime

Picture copyright PA Picture caption This 12 months 75% of boys’ entries had been graded A* to C in comparison with almost 80% of women’ entries It’s the cliched newspaper image of examination success – three ladies smiling incredulously or leaping for pleasure at how effectively they’ve finished. However like all good cliches, there’s greater than a grain of fact in these typical snapshots of A-level outcomes day. Ladies do

Eskimology course faces massive freeze

By Matt Pickles . Picture caption Eskimology faces an unsure future in the one college educating levels within the topic There are going to be no college students beginning an undergraduate diploma in Eskimology this autumn, for the primary time in virtually a century. What’s believed to be the world’s solely diploma in Eskimology and Arctic Research, taught on the College of Copenhagen in Denmark, has stopped admitting new college